Judges’ interests

Dr John Cameron (Letters, 18 May) argues that Nicola Sturgeon’s rejection of calls for judges to register financial interests is a major “misstep” and the Scottish judiciary has an overweening arrogance.

I agree with him and have long argued that, like our Norwegian cousins, judges should be required to register, not only all financial interests, but Masonic interests too.

As for our judges’ “overweening arrogance”, I also agree with the good doctor’s diagnosis, but then in courts such as the Court of Session, where there are no records kept of what happens and judges are allowed to make their decisions without any reasoning, what else can we expect?

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Tom Minogue

Victoria Terrace